It’s The Political Economy, Stupid (Curator Walk Thru at 5pm Today)

It's the Political Economy, Stupid - installation view

It's the Political Economy, Stupid (installation view)

It’s the Political Economy, Stupid
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gallery Talk and walkthrough of the exhibition, “It’s the Political Economy, Stupid” with special guest, co-curator Gregory Sholette. The show brings together an international group of artists who focus on the current crisis in a sustained and critical manner. The Village Voice featured the show in its Best in Show column, and Art in America called it “compelling,” and “well-curated.”

Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
event website

It’s the Political Economy, Stupid is on view daily from 10AM – 6PM, through April 22nd, 2012. Admission is free.

Tonight: Occupology, Swarmology, Whateverology 6-8pm

UPFRONT magazine

UPFRONT, Number 10, Fall 1985, Political Art Documentation/Distribution

Frequent member to OWS Arts network meetings and events, Gregory Sholette will host a teach-in tonight at Parsons the New School for Design… here is the description of the teach-in from the Parson’s #searchunderoccupy website:

“How has OWS, a dynamic and still-unfolding phenomenon, invoked “archival agency?” What power does that agency wield? How does the swarmchive of OWS promise to continue to write itself and to what transformative end?

“Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, a founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000), and author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture, Pluto Press, 2011. He teaches Sculpture at Queens College: City University of New York.

“Greg asks that you come with questions and your own archive project for discussion. You can read his article of the same title in advance of his teach-in at

The City of (dis)order versus the people’s archive

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012, 6pm
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Ave., New York, NY

New Phase for Arts & Culture, What’s To Do?

As we enter a new phase here within Arts & Culture/NYCGA and the occupation of wall street movement, new discussions and new occupations are being held. This weekend marks one of the many discussions that will help inform what we as artist have done since the 60s and a discussion as to what’s to do in the next phase of the movement:

Sunday November 20th
7pm @ 16 Beaver, NYC
Art, Work, and Occupation
discussion w/Gregory Sholette @gsholette

from the 16 Beaver website:
” The evening’s event will be a teach-in and discussion with artist, critic, and educator Gregory Sholette concerning the history of artistic engagements with the politics of work since the 1960s. While focused on past traditions and initiatives, the presentation will open onto a group discussion of more recent artistic, theoretical and political developments related to concepts such as precarity, post-Fordism, immaterial labor, the cognitariat, and what Greg himself has called ”dark matter.” This discussion will consider how these histories and concepts might be (re)activated relative to the Occupy movement, including but not limited to that of New York City as it enters a ”post-Zuccotti” phase following the eviction of November 15th. Report-backs and reflections from November 17th actions are more than welcome following Greg’s presentation.”

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